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The 4000 m Saas Fee mountain skiing traverse

Enjoy 5 days of pure back-country skiing in the amazing region of Saas Fee in the Swiss Alps. Do it under the safe guidance of Martin, a Spanish IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration8 days
Offer periodMar, Jun, Jul
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This is a program of initiation to cross-country skiing in the Alps. Are you ready to join me?

Saas Fee is a Swiss commune in the canton of Valais. The town is known as “Die Perle der Alpen” (The Pearl of the Alps). It is a big ski resort during the winter season.

Furthermore, the assistance of the ski lifts and the fun nights spent in the valley, make this program ideal as a first contact of cross-country skiing, in mountains of 4000 meters of altitude.

This mountain skiing traverse in Saas Fee will take us 8 magical days. Please find then a sample itinerary of the program:

DAY 1

Arrival in Saas Grund, hotel accommodation, material check and preparation of equipment.

DAY 2

Saas Fee Station. First contact with the area. We will have some practices of Arva use, glacier rescue and skiing on track and off-piste.

DAY 3

We will ascend through the ski slopes and then we’ll reach the unspoiled terrain. Summit of the Allalinhorn (2027m). Descent to the valley, night in Saas Grund.

DAY 4

Hohsaass cable car from Saas Grund and climb of the Weissmies Peak (4023m). Descent to the valley and night in Saas Grund.

DAY 5

Transfer to Saas Fee, to catch the Langfluh Cable Car (2800m). We have 1400m of altitude change to reach the summit of this beautiful Swiss peak. It has very huge and skiable slopes, but you have to pay attention to the crevasses that are on them. Anyway, it is an accessible summit with skis placed.

Then, instead of going down to the village, we will stop where the Felskinn cable car arrives. Here we will put the skins again to ascend to the Britannia mountain hut, where we will spend the night.

DAY 6

Ascent of the Strahlhorn (4196m). Simple, long and very skiable ascension, with very good views from the top. Night at the Britannia hut.

DAY 7

Crossing back to Saas Fee, passing by the summit of the Rimpfischhorn. Finally, descent to the valley. End of activity.

I’d be happy if you join me in this incredible back-country skiing trip. So, contact me for more information about prices and booking! 

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Saas Grund

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About the guide

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Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together


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